State police on Wednesday started looking out a lake in Connecticut the place the estranged husband of lacking mother Jennifer Dulos allegedly compelled their youngsters to apply water snowboarding, in line with a brand new report.
Divers have been scouring the lake off Previous Farms Highway in Avon — a rich suburb of Hartford — whereas troopers with canine searched by close by woods, the Hartford Courant reported.
Dad Fotis Dulos usually took their 5 youngsters, a number of of whom are nationally-ranked aggressive water skiers, to the physique of water to coach, the outlet reported.
However in court docket papers from their bitter divorce, Jennifer stated the children have been sick of the game, however have been too afraid of their dad to talk up.
“The youngsters have advised me that they don’t wish to waterski at this degree,” she stated in a court docket submitting.
“They’re bodily and emotionally exhausted and have begged me to do one thing about it. We’re all terrified to disobey my husband.”
On one event, she claimed, one among their sons was too drained to ski, so Fotis “threw one among his skis towards a rock and broke it in a match of rage.”
The brand new search comes greater than two weeks after Jennifer vanished on Might 24 — and a day after Fotis was launched on bail, following his June 1 arrest.
The dad and his gal pal, Michelle Troconis, have been charged with proof tampering and hindering prosecution after investigators allegedly caught them dumping garments and cleansing merchandise splattered with Jennifer’s blood close to Hartford.
Troconis has since been talking with investigators — and Fotis’ lawyer on Tuesday instructed she might be cooperating.
“You don’t discuss to the state voluntarily until you’re cooperating someway,” lawyer Norm Pattis advised The Put up. “She needs one thing from them. The query is, what did they provide her?”